Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

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Author: Andrew Goudie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415327381

Category: Geomorphology

Page: 1156

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The first such reference work in thirty-five years, this is a comprehensive guide to both specific landforms and the major types of processes that create them. This two-volume set provides a historical overview of the field, while exploring recent key discoveries about tectonic and climatic changes as well as the use of new techniques such as modeling, remote sensing, and process measurement. Written by a team of expert contributors from over thirty countries, the nearly 700 alphabetically arranged entries are cross-referenced, indexed, and include up-to-date suggestions for further reading. Fully illustrated with over 360 tables and illustrations, this will be the definitive reference source for students, researchers, and practitioners in geomorphology as well as geography, earth science, sedimentology, and environmental science.

Soil Geomorphology

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Author: A.J. Gerrard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412441806

Category: Nature

Page: 269

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Soil formation is related to the nature of landforms on which that formation takes place. The nature of the soil affects some of the processes shaping the landforms and which cause landscape change. An accurate assessment of the evolution of landforms and of the patterns of soil formation is possible only if the interdependence of soils and landforms is recognized. This book provides an integration of geomorphology and pedology to fully assess this relationship.

Geopedology

An Integration of Geomorphology and Pedology for Soil and Landscape Studies

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Author: Joseph Alfred Zinck,Graciela Metternicht,Gerardo Bocco,Héctor Francisco Del Valle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319191594

Category: Science

Page: 556

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This book offers a proven approach for reliable mapping of soil-landscape relationships to derive information for policy, planning and management at scales ranging from local to regional. It presents the theoretical and conceptual framework of the geopedologic approach and a bulk of applied research showing its application and benefits for knowledge generation relevant to geohazard studies, land use conflict analysis, land use planning, land degradation assessment, and land suitability analysis. Soil is a vital resource for society at large and an important determinant of the economic status of nations. The intensification of natural disasters and the increased land use competition for food and energy have raised awareness of the relevant role the pedosphere plays in natural and anthropogenic environments. Recent papers and global initiatives show a renewed interest in soil research and its applications for improved planning and management of this fragile and finite resource.

Soils and Geomorphology

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Author: Peter D. Jungerius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Erosion

Page: 174

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Bodenkunde - Geomorphologie - Geologie.

Geomorphology: The Research Frontier and Beyond

Proceedings of the 24th Binghamton Symposium in Geomorphology, August 25, 1993

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Author: J.D. Vitek,J.R. Giardino

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 148329157X

Category: Science

Page: 238

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Perspectives on the future directions of research in geomorphology form the major theme of this volume. Ten geomorphologists were asked to "star-gaze", that is provide opinions about the future direction of their specialty. Each paper is supported by the literature that currently defines the research frontier.

Encyclopedia of Soil Science

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Author: Rattan Lal

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849350542

Category: Nature

Page: 1923

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Presents the research and practices with sections on ISTIC-World Soil Information, root growth and agricultural management, nitrate leaching management, podzols, paramos soils, water repellant soils, and rare earth elements. This book includes entries that cover tillage, irrigation, erosion control, and ground water, and soil degradation.

Environmental Change

The Evolving Ecosphere

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Author: Richard Huggett,Richard J. Huggett

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415145206

Category: Science

Page: 378

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Environmental Changepresents an introductory exploration of past, present and future change in the environment. Combining the ecological and evolutionary approaches brought forth in his related title,Geoecology, Huggett introduces the interconnected aspects of the natural environment--ecological, geological and cosmic--and the dynamic nature of the environmental system. The book examines human-environment interaction, and biological and physical evidence and causes of environmental change over a range of timescales. Exploring rates and directions of change, Huggett postulates an unending adaption of the ecosphere and its parts to ever-changing circumstances, including those triggered by human actions, and looks towards likely environmental changes in the future.

Key Concepts in Geography

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Author: Sarah Holloway,Stephen P Rice,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761973898

Category: Science

Page: 342

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Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.

Principles of Soilscape and Landscape Evolution

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Author: Garry Willgoose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521858798

Category: Science

Page: 356

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This book provides a holistic guide to the construction of numerical models to explain the co-evolution of landforms, soils, vegetation and tectonics. This volume demonstrates how physical processes interact to influence landform evolution, and explains the science behind the physical processes, as well as the mechanics of how to solve them.

Factors of soil formation

a fiftieth anniversary retrospective : proceedings of a symposium cosponsored by the Council on the History of Soil Science (S205.1) and Division S-5 of the Soil Science Society of America

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Author: Ronald G. Amundson,Jennifer Willa Harden,Michael John Singer,Council on the History of Soil Science (U.S.),Soil Science Society of America. Division S-5

Publisher: Soil Science Society of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Arid and semi-arid environments

geomorphological and pedological aspects

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Author: Aaron Yair,Simon M. Berkowicz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 157

View: 9718

Weathering and Landscape Evolution

Proceedings of the 35th Binghamton Symposium in Geomorphology, Held 1-3 October 2004

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Author: Alice V. Turkington,Jonathan D. Phillips,S. Campbell,Sean W. Campbell

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780444520319

Category: Science

Page: 272

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In recognition of the fundamental control exerted by weathering on landscape evolution and topographic development, the 35th Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium was convened under the theme of Weathering and Landscape Evolution. The papers and posters presented at the conference imparted the state-of-the-art in weathering geomorphology, tackled the issue of scale linkage in geomorphic studies and offered a vehicle for interdisciplinary communication on research into weathering and landscape evolution. The papers included in this book are encapsulated here under the general themes of weathering mantles, weathering and relative dating, weathering and denudation, weathering processes and controls and the 'big picture'. * Contains 15 papers on the techniques and methodologies of research * Provides an up-to-date overview of various aspects of weathering and landscape evolution complemented by a number of excellent case studies * Contains a wealth of basic field data and relevant information

Soils and landscape evolution

proceedings of the 21st Binghamton Symposium in Geomorphology, held 6-7 October, 1990

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Author: P. L. K. Knuepfer,Leslie D. McFadden

Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd

ISBN: 9780444886927

Category: Science

Page: 379

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The investigation of how landforms develop and of rates of processes has traditionally relied on the study of surfaces and sediments. Soils that have developed on geomorphic surfaces have the potential to record more accurately the history of landscape development. Historically, however, soils have been largely ignored by most geomorphologists in favour of concentration on stratigraphic and sedimentologic relationships (i.e. the deposits) or morphometric (i.e. the form of the landscape) studies. Only recently have most geomorphologists and geologists begun to appreciate the importance and utility of soils in studies of landforms. This book focuses on the relationship between soils and landforms and landscapes, mostly in non-glaciated areas, thus filling a major gap in the geomorphology literature. It is directed both at geomorphologists (including geologists and geographers) and pedologists.